Johanne (House) Macomber (1923 - 2019)

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Roberts Funeral Home
62 Bowdoin Street
Winthrop, ME
Friday, Feb. 15, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home
62 Bowdoin Street
Winthrop, ME 04364
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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home
62 Bowdoin Street
Winthrop, ME 04364
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WINTHROP - Johanne (House) Macomber, 95, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home in Winthrop.Born in Winthrop on Sept. 20, 1923, Johanne grew up in Winthrop and lived there all 95 years of her life. She was the second daughter and fifth child of Edwin and Marguerite Brown House. She was loved and cared for by her four siblings, Irving, Robert, George, and sister Ruth. She married Arthur M. Macomber in March of 1947 at her parents' home on Royal Street. Soon after, Johanne and Arthur moved to their new home on High Street that Arthur was building. They would welcome their first child, Bradley Arthur, on May 10, 1949, and their second child, Melody Ruth, on May 10, 1951. They would live at the home Arthur built for 65 years until Arthur's death in July of 2012. Johanne continued to reside at their home until her passing, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.She was a great lover of animals, especially dogs, having raised eight rough collies over the years. She loved to feed the birds and squirrels, not to mention anyone that wandered in. She was also an avid sports fan and watched countless games, basketball being her favorite, with football a close second. When her son Brad and his cousins were playing at Winthrop High School, she never missed a game. She was still traveling to basketball games as recently as last week to watch her great-grandchildren, Rose and Jonah, play basketball. She was also often seen in her courtside seat watching her grandson's team play at Kents Hill School.She was a very creative lady making wedding cakes as a young woman, a talented seamstress, and also loved ceramics. Many of her creations are still used today by family members. Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren, RJ and Joshua Jenkins, both of Kents Hill, and Cam and Tyson Macomber, of Medford, Mass. and Dallas, Texas respectively. She loved nothing more than taking them to video arcades or McDonald's for breakfast. She was a wonderful, dedicated grandmother to them all and often commented that those were the best years of her life! She was blessed as well with the birth of her three great-grandchildren, Rose Melody and Jonah Joseph Jenkins, children of RJ and Anne Marie Jenkins of Kents Hill, and Brenna Avery Macomber, daughter of Cam and Emily Macomber of Medford, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Murray Macomber in 2012, and her son, Bradley Arthur Macomber just four months ago, an immeasurable loss to the family. She sorely missed her "Papa" and siblings, especially her sidekick, sister Ruth. She is survived by her daughter Melody Jenkins of Winthrop, her daughter-in-law, Barbara Macomber of Great Falls, Va.; grandchildren RJ Jenkins and wife Anne Marie, Joshua Jenkins and wife Lindsey of Kents Hill, Cam Macomber and wife Emily of Medford, Mass., and Tyson Macomber and partner Katie Washam of Dallas, Texas. She was known as "Aunt Jo" to many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. The family would like to give a special thank you to Skip Wheeler for all his love, dedication, and compassionate care.Visiting hours will take place Friday evening, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. and a service on Saturday, Feb, 16, at 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comDonations in her name may be made to:Kennebec ValleyHumane Society10 Pet Haven Ln.Augusta, ME 04330

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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 8, 2019
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